During my recent visit to Houston, Texas I spent a good chunk of my time exploring many of the great institutions that make up the Houston Museum District.   I mentioned it as one of the 8 Things To Love About Houston as the number of museums alone puts the district in the same impressive category as the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC.

I had a chance to visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Houston Zoo as well as the tranquil Rothko Chapel – a small building for meditation and spiritual exploration for people of all types of faiths.   These are just a few of the 19 institutions that make up the Houston Museum District.

IMG_4257The museums all offer free admission or have certain days or hours that allow guests to visit for free.   The museums are also divided into “zones” that make walking between different places a breeze.  The Metro Rail system downtown makes it a piece of cake to get to the district from a downtown hotel.

I was fortunate enough to do two different interviews for Bill On The Road during my visit.  The first was with Gina Miller who handles media relations for the Houston Museum District who talked about all of the exciting things visitors can see and do during a trip to Houston.

The second guest was an actual paleontologist that works at the Houston Museum Of Natural Science who talked about digging for dinosaurs and even shares a fun fact about the first Jurassic Park movie I’d never heard before.

Gina Miller – Media Relations Houston Museum District

David Temple – Associate Curator of Paleontology – Houston Museum of Natural Science

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